State Dept, DHS Nominees Receive Senate Confirmation

The Senate has confirmed Michael Hammer on Thursday as U.S. ambassador to Chile with a unanimous vote, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Colby Itkowitz and Al Kamen write that ...
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Defense Dept. Policy Nominees Speak to the Senate Armed Services Committee

Christine Wormuth Christine Wormuth and Brian McKeon, nominees for policy roles at the Defense Department, have presented their visions for the future of the military at a Senate confirmation ...
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Max Baucus to Face Full Senate Vote as China Ambassador Nominee

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), the White House’s nominee as ambassador to China, will face a full vote in the Senate this week after the Foreign Relations Committee approved his nomination, ...

Michael McCord Nominated Pentagon Comptroller, Robert Hale to Retire

Michael McCord, deputy comptroller at the Defense Department since 2009, has been nominated to the comptroller post by President Barack Obama and will succeed the retiring Robert Hale ...

James Clapper to Senate Intell Panel: Crises, Threats ‘List is Long’

During opening remarks to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, National Intelligence Director James Clapper sought to illustrate and identify the complex and varied nature ...

Senate to Vote on Veteran Benefits Reform Bill

The Senate is set to decide on legislation that would extend various veteran privileges and create new benefits for former military service members, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared ...

Senate Panel Confirms Terrell McSweeny as Next FTC Commissioner

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has once again approved the nomination of Terrell McSweeny as the next commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, Reuters ...

John Koskinen Confirmed as IRS Chief

John Koskinen, a former chairman of Freddie Mac and city administrator for Washington, D.C., was confirmed by the Senate in a 59-36 vote Thursday to become the next Internal Revenue ...

Senate Passes $607B FY 2014 Defense Budget

A bill authorizing a $607 billion defense budget for fiscal year 2014 awaits signature by President Barack Obama after being approved by the Senate Thursday night, Defense News reported ...

Report: Senate Set to Vote on Pentagon Policy Bill

The Senate has moved to end debate over a policy bill that would mandate $607 billion in spending for the Defense Department in fiscal year 2014, Defense News reported Wednesday. John ...

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